There is a rainy season no matter where you live and in a household of toddlers this can lead to some very long and very difficult days. Toddlers require a variety of activities throughout the day, yet they lack the independent skills required to initiate or transition throughout an extended period of time.
We know that toddlers may experience tantrums because of the following:
Knowing these key points related to behavior we can then apply a framework to planning for a successful, tantrum-free, day. Our goal is to ensure the day involves:
Here is a simple diary of our effort at a tantrum free and technology free rainy day:
Inevitably some days go better than others, but hopefully these strategies will enable you to understand what triggers exist for your toddler and how you can best them.
Does your child have a favorite indoor activity or do you have a helpful strategy for avoiding tantrums? Share your ideas to help build a collection of resources for other parents to take advantage of!
ABOUT CHRISSY K
I am mom to three boys (one with several life-threatening food allergies) who will never own too many picture books or create Pinterest-worthy snacks. Simply Chrissy K is a place to find helpful tips on parenting that stem from my work with families and design ideas based on our adventures building a home from the ground up.
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